Step 7

Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

About Step 7, from John Anthony

John Anthony, a Church of God minister, talks about the fact that we are no longer in command - that God is. And so we need to come before God in humility when we ask God for our defects of character be removed. More information is available at

Click the appropriate View button below to watch the associated video. Note that these videos are provided not so that you will totally agree with every one of them since each video may be presented with a somewhat different perspective on a Higher Power. Hopefully you can feel kinship with one or more of the perspectives, however, and thereby gain some guidance. The goal is for you to be able to work the program effectively and find a fulfillment of the the 12 step promises in your life.

Sober MD

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about getting started with Step 7 and his personal experiences with that step and his experiences with his patients.


Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen talks about Step 7, where we are not the ones to remove our defects but that it is the work of our Higher Power.


Sobriety TV

Bernard Robeson talks about Step 7 and the importance of humility in our prayer in asking God to remove our shortcomings.



Holly's drug addiction nearly ended it all. In recovery, she asked God to remove her defects and then found peace, hope, and guidance.